X-Ray

Everything you need to know about X-rays

How X-ray scans work

X-rays produce a 2-Dimensional image to examine internal body parts. An x-ray is very fast, just like taking a photograph. The radiologist/medical imaging specialist reviews the images and sends the results to your referring Doctor.

An X-ray can be used to examine most parts of the body, including:

What to expect

X-ray poses a relatively low-risk for all ages, including newborns.

An X-Ray is a relatively low-risk procedure that is used for all ages, including newborns.

Upon your arrival at the Radiology Department, you may be asked to change into a gown depending on the x-ray. The radiographer will take you to the X-ray room where you may be seated, standing or lying on the x-ray table for your imaging. The radiographer will adjust the body area into the correct position and ask you to hold very still. You may be asked to hold your breath – this is very important.

The day of the X-ray

The night
before the X-ray
Good night’s sleep
1hr prior Remove jewellery and
leave at home

30mins prior
Arrive early
The X-ray 5 - 15mins procedure

10 - 20mins after
Time to go home

Patient stories

For the average person, X-ray is extremely low risk. A single chest X-ray equates to about 10 days’ background radiation in Australia.

FAQs

Yes. Plain X-ray doesn’t require any special diet or fasting.
Firstly, bring your referral or letter from your doctor as this will speed up the registration process. If you have any X-rays of the same body part, bring those as well. This can be helpful for the Radiologist.
Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing with no buttons, zippers or studs. You may be asked to take off any clothing that has metal in it and change into a gown for the X-ray.
The Radiologist will review your X-rays and send a written report to your doctor.

Meet Dr Peter Zheng

FRANZCR
Consultant Radiologist, Lumus Imaging, Brisbane

“We are constantly adopting the latest technology and ideas, expanding into regional, rural and metropolitan areas, and attracting professionals with genuine talent and enthusiasm at every level. “